Valles Mines, Missouri, U S A
Founded in 1749 by Francois Valle years before he became Don Francois Valle.
The Valle Mining Company's 4500 acre property every year absorbs 21,000
tons of carbon dioxide and puts out 14,000 tons of oxygen.
This is enough to meet the needs of 63,000 people. [USDA Forest Facts]
1914 All-Oak House
OAK: An amazing material, oak. The framing and 3/4" X 6" siding was sawn from local trees. After
72 years the siding only needed replacement on the south side where direct sunlight pitted it through. Try that with vinyl.
ROOF: The roof is the original galvanized steel. The front porch addition, added during
the rehab of 1986,
continued the original roof in matching detail.
HISTORY: This house has been in continous occupation since 1914, 101+ years ago.